Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 22:33:14 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Tightening Cylinder head?

On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 12:33:58 +1200, Richard Sutherland-Smith <> wrote: >I have done a couple of heads now and I couldn't believe the torque that >the 90 degrees gives. I had to take the handle off my floor jack and >then it was hard work. I was told to use the bolts again if none of them >were stretched when compared. So far so good! My jack handle won't fit. I normally use my garden fork instead, along with my "for abuse only" ratchet handle of course. I'm always hoping that I'll bend it on a particularly stubborn driveshaft nut or something, thus relieving myself of the ability to do any gardening. :o) Cheers, Colin.

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